> I am sure that this has been debated on this group many times before but as
> I am pondering whether to make the switch I would welcome views:
> I currently have a film set up with a digital slide scanner. This produces
> very acceptable digital images that I then process using Adobe. However
> this has a number of disadvantages:
> 1, Delay in getting the film back from the processors;
> 2, On cost of processing and film;
> 3, Storage and image handling.
> On the flip side to this though the benefits are:
> 1, The slide scanner can produce much higher quality digital images than any
> camera on the market at the moment;
> 2, The cost of digital equipment is still high - currently at UK prices a
> digital camera (I am thinking of the Canon EOS 10D) would not start to pay
> for itself until 12/18 months;
> 3, Moore's Law - i.e. twice the price half the cost - again the recent Canon
> 10D conforms to this compared to the previous cameras launched only 12
> months previous. So when is the best time to but equipment that is
> essentially a small computer? I already have seen this my Nikon Coolpix
> 775 which was a good camera for my needs 12 months ago - now it is replaced
> by better and cheaper models.
> 4, When will digital technology mature much as the PC market has?
> I suspect that this is a dilemma that many of the people on the group has
> confronted and so feedback would be welcome.